Leave the Infinite Scrolling up to Waldo 

We don’t call a summer at WinShape Camps life-changing, adventure-taking, memory-making awesomeness for no reason! That’s truly what it is! We pulled those words straight from the surveys and stories we have heard after 40 years of doing camp. As the years go by, however, some of those memories start to fade and become less sparkly. That’s one reason why we put such a high emphasis on our top-notch camp photographers capturing every moment possible! From worship to Mega Relay, we want to have all of these epic moments frozen in time. 

It’s not just for the memories either. We know our parents want to get a glimpse, into what their campers are experiencing each day at camp. Without a doubt, the #1 most frequent call we get during the summer is “when will the photos for yesterday be posted?!” 

We also know that parents spend insane amounts of hours late into the evening (probably with a snoring spouse beside them) searching through albums trying to find that ONE picture of their camper having fun. And trust us, we know it’s a lot of scrolling. Since Summer 2016 (8 years ago), our photographers have uploaded 801,156 photos to our photo-sharing platform. That’s over 100,000 photos per summer! 

We’re excited to announce that our partnership with Waldo Photos is returning for Summer 2024! With photos being such an important part of the WinShape Camps experience, we’re here to give you the the scoop!

What Is Waldo Photo?

As stated by the Waldo Team, Waldo is “a photo-finding phenom who uses facial recognition to find all your camper’s photos in the camp album and then delivers them to your phone via the Waldo app, with notifications for new photos.” 

Overnight camp families–for just $9.99 per camper for a one-week camp experience and $14.99 per camper for a two-week camp experience, the Waldo service will find photos uploaded of your camper and instantly notify you when those photos are posted. The app also allows you to pick favorites and organize all of your campers’ best-frozen memories. 

Once you’ve signed up, simply upload a selfie of your camper to the app and let Waldo do all the work! You can even add family members to your plan for no cost allowing spouses, grandparents, aunts, and uncles to experience the Summer of a Lifetime!

Disclaimer: As we all know, technology has its imperfections, and doesn’t always catch what the human eye can – so when considering whether you want to invest in facial recognition, it’s always a good idea to do a quick scroll to catch what Waldo may have missed!

*Face recognition sign-up applies to Overnight Camps photo albums only.

That’s cool, but is it safe?

It’s SUPER safe. That’s one of the reasons we chose Waldo. Used by a ton of camping organizations around the country, Waldo not only keeps your data safe but access to photo galleries is even safer than anything we’ve done in the past.

Say goodbye to case-sensitive, confusing passwords. Waldo uses your cell phone number as long-in credentials with text verification. This way we know exactly who is able to view photos at camp and it’s way easier for parents to manage their login. 

What if I don’t want to pay for using Waldo?

Every family is different in the way they access and enjoy photos at camp. Some parents may not be interested in facial-recognition delivery of photos to their phone — and we totally respect that! Parents who choose not to pay for Waldo’s delivery service will still have free access to their camper’s session albums at camp. While you won’t be notified of your camper’s picture being posted, you’ll still get to see all of the camp fun as you peruse the albums! 

We’re incredibly excited about continuing this partnership and can’t wait for you to see all of the fun photos of your camper at camp! Keep reading for more FAQs about Waldo Photos!

Frequently Asked Questions